Despite still being considered a town and not a city, infrastructure in J-Bay, especially surf-related, is top-notch. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and supermarkets to choose from, a hospital not far away, and reliable intercity connection. Accommodation-wise, surfers can choose from low-budget dorm beds in hostels to multifarious AirBnb and 4-star lodges with a view of Supertubes. Da Gama Road, the main road which runs parallel to the beach along the entire length of J-Bay, makes it easy to access all surf spots, whether by car, bike, or foot.
Another perk of J-Bay as a surf travel destination is that there is no shortage of surf shops. Whether you only need a block of wax or are considering getting a new wetsuit, the J-Bay Surf Village and other brand factory shops and outlets have an array of products at lower prices than you’d probably get at home. Jeffreys is also home to some of South Africa’s best surfboard shapers, and with the exchange rate of the Rand, ordering a custom-made board would be way cheaper than in Europe, Australia, or the USA.